Term: Activities of Daily Living Hierarchy Scale (ADL-H)

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Last Updated: 2011-02-22


A scale used to measure an individual's degree of dependence in ADLs: Early-loss ADLs (dressing, bathing and personal hygiene) are assigned lower scores than middle-loss ADLs (locomotion, transfers, and toilet use), which are assigned lower scores than late-loss ADLs (eating and being mobile in bed). The ADL-H Scale ranges from 0 (independent) to 6 (total dependence).

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